Tom Von Vollenhoven

Inducted into the Hall of Fame - 2000


Born: 29 April 1935; Bethlehem, Orange Free State, South Africa


Position: Wing


Career Dates: 1957-68


Clubs: St Helens

Tom Van Vollenhoven is the only South African representative in the Hall of Fame. Playing on the wing, he became a St Helens legend and appeared for them on over 400 occasions, scoring just under 400 tries.

Van Vollenhoven left his mark on St Helens by claiming a number of the club’s records, including most tries scored in a match (six on two occasions – against Wakefield Trinity in 1957 and Blackpool Borough in 1962), most tries in a season (62 in 1958-59) and most career tries (392). He also represented his native South Africa on the international stage.